On this page we will try to help you fix a problem that can be annoying, and if not handled on time become a financial drain. Indeed, finding a leak on your vehicle is hardly ever reassuring, and it is even less reassuring when it’s a gearbox leak on your Volkswagen Atlas . In this article, we’re going to help you ensure that it’s obviously a gearbox leak, then, how to repair a gearbox or transmission leak, then, give you some prevention suggestions, and, finally, give you an indication of the price of the gearbox of a Volkswagen Atlas.


Gearbox leak on Volkswagen Atlas, source and symptom

If you have identified an oil stain on the ground, you will need to confirm that this leak is obviously originating from the gearbox of your Volkswagen Atlas. To achieve this, you will need to go under your vehicle and follow the oil leak. If it is transmission oil, it must be originating from your gearbox sump or an adjacent room. Once confirmed, here are the possible origins of this transmission leak:

  • A gearbox cap: If it’s wrongly screwed on…
  • Defective torque converter: Only present on automatic gearboxes.
  • From the transmission oil sump: In case it is cracked or damaged
  • One of your seals damaged

How to fix a gearbox leak on Volkswagen Atlas?

After discovering the different origins of a gearbox or transmission oil leak on your Volkswagen Atlas, we will try to describe to you what are your options to repair this oil leak. Realize that whatever the case, after having founded a leak, you must go to a garage area to determine the exact source of the leak, otherwise your gearbox may be irreparably damaged. Nevertheless, here is how the service of the garage area and the solutions that will be offered to you:

  • Very often to determine the leak, the auto mechanic will have to dismantle your gearbox, which will involve a high labour cost.
  • If you’re lucky and it’s just a gasket, your auto mechanic will change it and reassemble the gearbox of your Volkswagen Atlas, otherwise you’ll have to change the whole gearbox
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  • Finally, for the do-it-yourselfers, it is possible to use a sealing kit which is only powerful in the case of small leaks, this kit is worth around 40 euros


Prevention: How to avoid gearbox leaks on your Volkswagen Atlas?

There aren’t many alternatives to avoid gearbox leaks on your Volkswagen Atlas , however here are the three most effective:

  • Regular oil changes on your gearbox deck.
  • Drain your gearbox and put new oil in it. If you want to know everything about this action, please go through our content on this subject matter.
  • Use a specific additive for maintenance of gearbox seals, these additives will restore flexibility and enable to plug slight leaks, you will find some for a few dozen euros at Oscaro.


Price of a Volkswagen Atlas gearbox

Finally, we would like to give you an indication of how much it costs to change the gearbox of a Volkswagen Atlas. As you have understood, gearbox problems generally lead to a whole change of this part. It is difficult to give you a precise price because based on the garage area the labour can vary a lot and based on your engine the component will also have a different price, however, we estimate that the repair, labour included will cost you between 800 and 2000 euros , knowing that the component alone costs between 400 and 1000 euros.

To find more tips on the Volkswagen Atlas, take a look at the Volkswagen Atlas category.